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Single use container

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EP1644256A2
EP1644256A2 EP20040754203 EP04754203A EP1644256A2 EP 1644256 A2 EP1644256 A2 EP 1644256A2 EP 20040754203 EP20040754203 EP 20040754203 EP 04754203 A EP04754203 A EP 04754203A EP 1644256 A2 EP1644256 A2 EP 1644256A2
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Robert C. Stolmeier
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Illinois Tool Works Inc
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Pliant Corp
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D33/00Details of, or accessories for, sacks or bags
    • B65D33/16End- or aperture-closing arrangements or devices
    • B65D33/25Riveting; Dovetailing; Screwing; using press buttons or slide fasteners
    • B65D33/2591Riveting; Dovetailing; Screwing; using press buttons or slide fasteners using slide fasteners with interlocking members having a substantially uniform section throughout the length of the fastener and operated with a slider
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D2101/00Tamper-indicating means
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/25Zipper or required component thereof
    • Y10T24/2532Zipper or required component thereof having interlocking surface with continuous cross section
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/25Zipper or required component thereof
    • Y10T24/2532Zipper or required component thereof having interlocking surface with continuous cross section
    • Y10T24/2534Opposed interlocking surface having dissimilar cross section

Abstract

A single use container comprises a slider having first and second closable profiles having an adhesive or epoxy disposed thereon. The profiles are configured, for example, to prevent premature closing and bonding.

Description

SINGLE USE CONTAINER

RELATED APPLICATION [0001] Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 1.78(a)(4) and 35 U.S.C. § 119(e), this application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application Serial Number 60/475,431, filed June 3, 2003.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION [0002] This invention generally relates to security bags or containers, and in particular to single use or tamper evident containers.

DESCRIPTION OF THE RELATED ART [0003] Many industries, such as the financial services, armored car and retail and grocery store industries purchase security bags to move money and other important documents from one location to another. It is desirable that a security bag be capable of evidencing tampering that may have occurred as the bag is moved from a first location where it is filled to a second location where it is desired that the contents be delivered with confirmation that no tampering of the bag's contents has occurred. A security bag protects the contents of the bag from unauthorized tampering. This object has been accomplished by incorporating various security features such as, for example, tamper evident "void tape" or sequential numbering on both the bag and tear off receipts. However, such products have not proven to be completely satisfactory and improved security bags and/or containers are needed. [0004] Prior art devices have also utilized an adhesive disposed on one or both of the closing strips such that when the strips are pressed securely together to close the bag. To open the bag after closing it becomes necessary to tear the bag, which, of course destroys the bag and provides evidence of tampering. Such bags are prone to premature closing, for example, when the strips come into contact with one another during manufacturing or shipping, or if they inadvertently come into contact at any time. Bags that close prematurely cannot thereafter be used.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION [0005] Accordingly, the present invention comprises a tamper resistant or single use container. One embodiment of the invention includes a bag or flexible container having an opening with a pair of interlocking fastener strips and a slider for closing the strips. A bonding agent such as an adhesive or epoxy is disposed on at least one of the fasteners strips. The slider is movable along the strips to fuse them together so that the bag must be torn apart to gain entry. [0005] In another embodiment of the invention, there may be no end stops on one or both ends of the profiles so that the slider may be moved off of the fasteners strips and thrown away. Still another embodiment of the invention may include the feature of microencapsulated bonding agents such that movement of the slider crushes the capsules resulting in the combining of a two-part epoxy compound. A further embodiment of the invention involves two pair of profiles, one being a single use profile and the other being a reclosable closure. Either one of the two pair could be the external pair of profiles. [0006] These and other objects of the present invention will be classified in the following description of the preferred embodiments in connection with the drawings, the disclosure and the appended claims, wherein like reference numerals represent like elements throughout. The drawings constitute a part of this application and include exemplary embodiments of the present invention and illustrate various features thereof. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS [0007] FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a flexible container embodying the present invention. [0008] FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1 showing the container in a different operating position. [0008] FIG. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of the container and slider of the invention but looking at the container in the opposite direction from FIGS. 1 and 2. [0009] FIG. 4 is a fragmentary section of an alternative embodiment of the invention having two pairs profiles, one of which may be a single use profile and the other of which may be a reusable profile. [0010] FIG. 5 is a fragmentary view similar to FIG. 4 of another alternative embodiment of the invention. [0011] FIG. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view of a further alternative embodiment of the invention comprising a film covering an adhesive. [0012] FIG. 7 is a view similar to FIG. 6 of the embodiment of FIG. 6 but showing the profiles prior to closure. [0013] FIG. 8 is a sectional view of a slider forming a part of the embodiment of FIGS. 6 and 7. [0014] FIG. 9 is a view similar to FIG. 7 of a further embodiment of the invention comprising a guard formed along an interior portion of a slider. [0015] FIG. 10 is a view similar to FIG. 9 of still another embodiment of the invention. [0016] FIG. 11 is a sectional view of the embodiment of FIG. 10 but also showing a slider on the profiles. [0017] FIGS. 12 and 13 are sectional views of still another embodiment of the invention comprising an offset or misaligned slider assembly. [0018] It should be appreciated that for simplicity and clarity of illustration, elements shown in the Figures have not necessarily been drawn to scale. For example, the dimensions of some of the elements are exaggerated relative to each other for clarity. Further, where considered appropriate, reference numerals have been repeated among the Figures to indicate corresponding elements.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS [0018] For the purposes of promoting an understanding of the principles of the invention, reference will now be made to the embodiments illustrated in the drawings and specific language will be used to describe the same. It will nevertheless be understood that no limitation of the scope of the invention is thereby intended, such alterations and further modifications in the illustrated device, and such further applications of the principles of the invention as illustrated therein being contemplated as would normally occur to one skilled in the art to which the invention relates. [0019] Referring to FIG. 1, there is illustrated a flexible container or bag 10 comprising two sheets ϊ l of plastic film which are joined or sealed together at edges 12, 15 and 16. The bag 10 may be made from any suitable thermoplastic film such as, for example, low density polyethylene, linear low density polyethylene, substantially linear copolymers of ethylene and a C3-C8 oc-olefin, polypropylene, polyvinylidene chloride, or mixtures of two or more of these polymers or mixtures of one of these polymers with another thermoplastic polymer. The sheets 11 of film should, however, be capable of showing any perforation or tear that is present in or performed upon the sheets 11. [0020] Referring to FIG. 3, mounted on the upper edges of the sheets 11 is a pair of interlocking fastener strips 17 and 20 which include, respectively, first and second interlocking profiles 21 and 22 (e.g., hook-like interlocking). When the bag is open, i.e., before the closure assembly or slider 25 is moved, the profiles are misaligned, i.e., not engaged. When the bag is closed, the first profile 21 interlocks with the second profile 22 so that the profiles are interlocked throughout their entire length thereby forming a seal when by virtue of the two part epoxy. [0021] The closure or interlocking of the profiles is achieved by moving the slider 25 from the position of FIG. 1 to the position of FIG. 2, that is, by moving the slider completely off of the bag 10 (FIG. 3 illustrates the position of the slider 25 with a portion of the bag open and a portion of the bag closed). The slider 25 comprises suitable means, such as closing bars 37 (see Fig. 4) or 57 (see Fig. 8), for forcing the profiles 21 and 22 together so that they become interlocked when the slider 25 is moved to the position illustrated in FIG. 2. As illustrated in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, an end stop 42 is provided which prevents the slider 25 from sliding off of the leftward end of the container 10. [0022] Referring to FIG. 3, at or adjacent the contacting surfaces 26 and 27 of the profiles 21 and 22 there is provided a bonding agent such as a two-part epoxy compound. One part of the epoxy may be provided on or in the profile 21 and the other part on or in the profile 22. Alternatively, any other type of permanently adhering adhesive may be provided on or adjacent the contacting surfaces of at least one of the profiles 21 and 22. The epoxy compound and/or the adhesive is chosen such that the effect of the coming together of the profiles 21 and 22 causes them to be connected with a strength greater than the strength of the materials of the profiles 21 and 22. [0023] Thus, in the event that an effort is made to separate the profiles 21 and 22 after they have been closed by the slider, they cannot be separated without tearing one or the other of the profiles, thereby providing tamper evidence. [0024] FIG. 4 illustrates a further embodiment of the invention comprising a reclosable closure 30 located internally of a container 31 (shown only fragmentarily). The reclosable closure 30 does not include any epoxy or adhesive material but includes a separator 29 which operates to separate the profiles and open the bag when the slider is moved in one direction. When the slider is moved in the opposite direction closing bars (not shown) force the profiles together. The container 31 also includes a single use slider 32 which is mounted on fastener strips 35 and 36 and includes adhesive or epoxy materials as discussed above. The slider 32 has opposing closing bars 37 which force the profiles 40 and 41 of the fastener strips together to securely close the profiles. [0025] FIG. 5 illustrates a further embodiment of the invention that is identical to the embodiment of FIG. 4, except that the configuration of the reclosable closure and the single use closure is reversed, that is, the reclosable closure 45 is located externally from the single use closure 46. [0026] FIGS. 6 - 8 illustrate an additional embodiment of the invention comprising fastener strips 50 and 51 which include, respectively, first and second profiles 52 and 55. FIG. 7 illustrates the profiles prior to being closed by the slider 56. FIG. 6 illustrates the profiles after they have been closed by the slider 56, which has inwardly extending closing bars 57. [0027] Referring in detail to FIG. 7, the first profile 52 includes a female portion 60 that is filled with adhesive 61 and is closed off during manufacture by a film 59 which prevents the epoxy or adhesive material from bonding with the second profile 55. The film 59 may, for example, be extruded over the adhesive 61 during manufacturing. The film 59 should be made from a material suitable to resist surface contact incidental to the manufacturing, shipping and the like and to withstand variations in temperature, humidity and the like. [0028] In operation, moving the slider 56 along the fastener strips to the position illustrated in FIG. 6 causes the dual male portion 62 to puncture the film 59 and to couple with the female portion 60 as shown in Fig. 6. The profiles 52 and 55 may also include secondary male portion 65 and female portion 66 which function to keep the profiles together, for example during manufacturing, extrusion, shipping, bag making, etc. [0029] FIG. 9 illustrates another embodiment of the present invention comprising closure assembly 69 having fastener strips 70 and 71. The fastener strips include respective first and second profiles 72 and 75. The closure assembly 69 is similar to the embodiments of FIGS. 6 - 8 in that it includes a female portion 76 which is filled with adhesive 77 and is closed off during manufacture by a film 80. As illustrated in FIG. 9, a guard 85 extends inwardly from fastener strip 71 and is generally positioned between male portions 82 and female portions 76. The guard 85 prevents premature closing of the fastener strips 70 and 71. The guard 85 functions to protect the film 80 and the adhesive 77 so that the dual male portion 83 does not puncture the film 80. The profiles 70 and 71 include secondary male portion 85 and female portion 86 which have the same function and purpose as the portions 65 and 66 described above. [0030] Closure assembly 69 also comprises a slider such as the slider 81 shown in Fig. 11 which has a separator 82. During operation, as the slider 81 is moved to close the bag, the separator 82 functions to depress the guard 85 and allows the male portions 83 to puncture the film 80 to allow the profiles to securely bond. That is, when it is desired to close and seal the bag, the separator 82 pushes the protector 85 downwardly out of the way so that the dual male portion 82 can puncture the film 80 and mate with the female portion 76. [0031] FIGS. 10 and 11 illustrate a further embodiment 88 of the present invention comprising fastener strips 87 and 90. This embodiment includes a shield or protector 91 that has the same purpose and function as the guard 85 discussed above. As illustrated in FIG. 10, the protector extends generally inwardly from the fastener strip 87 and is located between the male and female portions 92 and 95. An epoxy or adhesive is provided in or on the walls of the male and/or female portions 92 and 95. [0032] The protector 91 is shown in Fig. 10 in its initial position wherein it protects the inside of the female portion 95 and prevents premature closure of the fastener strips. Fig. 11 shows the action of the slider 87 as it is moved from the position of Fig. 1 to the position of Fig. 2. As shown in Fig. 11 the separator 82 engages the shield 91 and moves it to a position wherein it does not block the dual male portion 92 and allows it to close with the female portion 95 to seal the bag. Such sealing does not occur, however, until after the separator 82 passes between the male and female portions and closing bars (not shown) such as the closing bars 37 and 57 force the male and female portions 92 and 95 together. [0033] FIGS. 12 and 13 illustrate a further embodiment of the invention comprising a closure assembly 89 which includes fastener strips 90 and 91. As illustrated in FIG. 12, male profile portion 92 is extruded generally at an angle wither respect to the side wall of the fastener strip 91 such that if the fastener strips 90 and 91 are pressed together (e.g., during manufacture, shipping, etc.) the male profile portion 92 is out of alignment with the female profile portion 95 so that it cannot close to seal the profile portions together. Referring to FIG. 13, when the separator 99 passes between the fastener strips 90 and 91 the male profile portion is forced downward such that the fastener strips be sealed to one another by the closing bars of the slider. Similarly to one or more of the other disclosed embodiments adhesive may be used with this embodiment by filling the female profile portion 95 with adhesive and providing a film such as the film 80. Alternatively epoxy may be used on the surface or near the surface of the male and female portions 92 and 95 for securing the fastener strips together. [0034] Any and all of the aforementioned embodiments can be modified to include one or more mechanically scored or laser scored portions (e.g., near the center of the length of the profiles, or at various places along the length thereof, or along the entire length thereof). Such scored portions may be provided to weaken the attachment of either the male or the female profile to the flange of the fastener strips. For example, if there is a single, short line of weakening between a profile and the fastener flange, then during an attempt to open the bag the profiles would easily separate only at this weakened area. This weakened area can be sized to be small enough to not permit access to the interior of the bag yet big enough to allow a finger or two into the interior of the bag, such that the person would be able to tear it apart to provide evidence of tampering. [0035] In another embodiment, there could be a score line between a fastener profile and the flange of the fastener strips as described above, leading to a second score line. The second destruction could be along a second score line (such as one that extends at an angle from the first score line). [0036] Although the foregoing detailed description of the present invention has been described by reference to two exemplary embodiments, and the best mode contemplated for carrying out the present invention has been shown and described, it will be understood that modification or variations in the structure and arrangement of this embodiment other than those specifically set forth herein may be achieved by those skilled in the art and that such modifications are to be considered as being within the overall scope of the present invention. Therefore, it is contemplated to cover the present invention and any and all modifications, variations, equivalents that fall with in the true spirit and scope of the underlying principles disclosed and claimed herein. Consequently, the scope of the present invention is intended to be limited only by the attached claims.

Claims

C L A I M S What is claimed is: 1. A tamper resistant container, comprising: (a) a bag having an opening; (b) first and second profiles attached to the bag at the opening, the first and second profiles having respective contact surfaces capable of engaging one another for interlocking the profiles; (c) a bonding agent disposed upon at least a portion of at least one of the first and second profiles; and (d) a slider mechanism for moving the contact surfaces into contact such that the bonding agent securely fastens the first and second profiles together.
2. The container of claim 1, further comprising a stop attached to the bag to limit movement of the slider mechanism relative to the profiles.
3. The container of claim 1, wherein the bonding agent comprises a two-part epoxy compound with a first part disposed on at least a portion of the first profile and a second part disposed on at least a portion of the second profile.
4. The container of claim 1, wherein the bonding agent comprises an adhesive disposed on at least a portion of at least one of the first profile and the second profile.
5. The container of claim 1, further comprising a scored portion formed along at least a potion of the length of the profiles.
6. A tamper resistant container, comprising: (a) a bag having an opening; (b) first and second profiles attached to the bag at the opening, the first profile having a male protrusion formed thereon and the second portion having a female receptacle formed thereon sized to receive the male portion; (c) a bonding agent disposed upon at least a portion of the female receptacle; (d) a film covering the bonding agent; (e) a slider mechanism for closing the opening, wherein movement of the slider mechanism causes the male protrusion to puncture the film such that the male protrusion is received by the female receptacle and the bonding agent securely fastens the first and second profiles together.
7. The container of claim 6 wherein the bonding agent comprises an adhesive.
8. The container of claim 6, wherein the bonding agent comprises an epoxy.
9. The container of claim 6, further comprising a stop attached to the bag to limit movement of the slider mechanism relative to the profiles.
10. The container of claim 6, further comprising a scored portion formed along at least a potion of the length of the profiles.
11. A tamper resistant container, comprising: (a) a bag having an opening; (b) first and second profiles attached to the bag at the opening, the first profile having a male protrusion formed thereon and the second portion having a female receptacle formed thereon sized to receive the male protrusion; (c) a bonding agent disposed on at least a portion of the female receptacle. (d) a guard moveable from a first position generally between the male protrusion and the female receptacle and second position wherein the guard is not between the male protrusion and the female receptacle; (e) a slider for closing the opening, the slider including a separator configured to move the guard from the first position to the second position as the slider is moved along the length of the profiles.
12. The container of claim 11, wherein the bonding agent comprises an adhesive.
13. The container of claim 11 , wherein the bonding agent comprises an epoxy.
14. The container of claim 11, further comprising a stop attached to the bag to limit movement of the slider mechanism relative to the profiles.
15. The container of claim 11, further comprising a scored portion formed along at least a potion of the length of the profiles.
16. A tamper resistant container, comprising: (a) a bag having an opening; (b) first and second profiles attached to the bag at the opening, the first profile having a male protrusion formed thereon and the second portion having a female receptacle formed thereon sized to receive the male protrusion; (c) a bonding agent disposed on at least a portion of the female receptacle; (d) wherein the male protrusion is moveable from a first position where the male protrusion is out of alignment with the female receptacle to a second position where the male protrusion is aligned with the female receptacle; (e) a slider for closing the opening, the slider including a separator configured to move the male protrusion from the first position to the second position as the slider is moved along the length of the profiles.
17. The container of claim 16, wherein the bonding agent comprises an adhesive.
18. The container of claim 16, wherein the bonding agent comprises an epoxy.
19. The container of claim 16, further comprising a stop attached to the bag to limit movement of the slider mechanism relative to the profiles.
20. The container of claim 16, further comprising a scored portion formed along at least a potion of the length of the profiles.
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